Building bridges among government, corporate, non-profit, and tech sector clients.
Building bridges among government, corporate, non-profit, and tech sector clients.

ABOUT US

Upper West Strategies (UWS) is a New York City-based consultancy that builds bridges among government, corporate, non-profit and tech sector clients.

We were founded by Richard Robbins in 2012 to foster greater collaboration among government, corporations, tech startups, and non-profit organizations, providing Robbins with the opportunity to apply his experience with strategy and implementation to economic and workforce development projects.

Our experience spans high-level strategy, program development, partnership /sponsorship development and program execution, all with a strong focus on community-building and driving impact.

Richard Robbins

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Richard Robbins is the founder and CEO of Upper West Strategies, serving clients including New York City's Department of Education, Economic Development Corporation, and the civic technology firm NuCivic. He has extensive experience in strategy, marketing, policy and tech. He worked for nearly 10 years at AT&T in a range of positions including serving as Director, Social Innovation, where he played an instrumental role in developing the company’s overall social media strategy. He initiated and led AT&T’s groundbreaking partnership with Rock the Vote that engaged 250,000 young Americans via text messaging, and initiated AT&T's pledge not to text and drive that has been signed by over 8 million people. Prior to getting his MBA at Columbia Business School, he ran the American Express Gold Card Events program at Festival Marketing, where he implemented strategies to dramatically grow the program’s impact, including through pioneering use of online media. He has deep connections with senior leaders in government, corporations, start-ups, non-profits and advocacy organizations and especially in the tech startup community in New York City, and has a long history of developing innovative strategies for leveraging technology to reach target audiences. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and two daughters and serves on Manhattan Community Board 7.

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In our four-year history, UWS has served a number of leading governmental, mission-driven, and for-profit clients including:

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